In The Meaning of the West: An Apologia for Secular Christianity proposes a reinterpretation of Christian history, arguing that the meaning of the West is not Catholic Christian, but radical Christian. The original Jesus was a secular figure, a utopian teacher of ethical wisdom. Cupitt argues that the core of Western culture is simply the old Christian spirituality extraverted, and that as such it is lowly takingt the logical outworking of its ethical teaching. Controversial? Yes. Compelling? Yes. Convincing? Well.that is up to you.